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Government's promise to replace all driver's licenses lost in the big data breach is a huge lifeline for Optus victims, 

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The governments of NSW, VIC, and QLD will replace stolen licenses at no cost. Passports, driver's licenses, and Medicare numbers are examples of personal information.

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All driver's licenses affected by Optus' extensive data leak will be replaced, according to state governments throughout Australia.

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After a hacker broke into the system of the telecommunications giant and stole the information of its present and previous clients,  

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Up to 10 million Australians are at risk of having their private and sensitive information sold online. 

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Victor Dominello, the NSW Minister for Digital and Customer Service, announced that they would pay the $29 replacement fee for licensees affected by internet spying.

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Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, said that her administration would likewise cover all license adjustments, 

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While the Department of Transport in Victoria will send the cost directly to the telco.

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Mr. Dominello stated that Optus would be getting in touch with its clients who required a new license in the upcoming days.

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A temporary card number will be supplied to New South Wales residents who have digital driving licenses instantly through the Service NSW app.

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Within 10 business days, a new plastic license card will be supplied.

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Anybody worried that their identity may have been compromised should call ID Support NSW at 1800 001 040.

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Australians are now, however, receiving ominous SMS demanding $2,000 in order to have their "private information deleted off the system," which is a threat.